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Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 9 Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the difference between racial and ethnic groups and outline the sides of the debate over the idea that race is biologically derived versus a social construct.
  2. Distinguish between minority and dominant group status and discuss how and why minority groups are established.
  3. Explain stereotyping, prejudice and individual and institutional discrimination and discuss how stereotyping and prejudice help to promote and perpetuate social inequality between groups.
  4. Outline the patterns of intergroup relations and provide examples of each.
  5. Describe the current and future projections for the racial-ethnic makeup of the U.S.



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Exploring Our Social World: The Story of Us by Jean M. Ramirez; Suzanne Latham; Rudy G. Hernandez; and Alicia E. Juskewycz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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